Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities: PPLD Teens

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at PPLD! We count on our volunteers to achieve so much.

Library Helpers

PRINCIPAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with program preparation and/or facilitation
  • Help children with crafts
  • Assist staff with everyday functions of the library
  • Complete other tasks as needed

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Excellent reading skills
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of concentration

TRAINING:

  • Will be provided on site as necessary

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Attend programs as needed

REPORTS TO:

  • Branch Staff (varies by location)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods on a daily basis
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the Pikes Peak Library District. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable someone with a qualifying disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Library Helper Volunteer Position Description

Hours:
varies

Review Crew

The Review Crew is a way for teens (ages 13-18) to earn volunteer hours by writing qualifying reviews to be published on Pikes Peak Library District’s teen website. Check out some of our book reviews at https://ppld.org/teens/book-reviews for examples.

Once we’ve confirmed that we received your application and you’re ready to submit a review, go to ppld.org/review-book and tell us your thoughts!

Here’s a list of things to considering when leaving a book review:

  • Be sure your review is at least 5 sentences long. Anything shorter won’t qualify for volunteer hours.
  • Go in depth about what you did or didn’t like about the book. Consider questions like “why did you choose this book?” “did the book surprise you, or was it predictable?” “could you relate to any of the characters in the book?”
  • Include your grade in school at the end of your book review.
  • Each qualifying book review you submit will earn you 1 volunteer hour for a maximum of 5 hours per month.

Review Crew Volunteer Position Description

Location(s):
  • Other
Hours:
1 qualifying book review = 1 hour volunteer service

Workforce Readiness Training

Get ready to get a job or go to college! Work your way through modules focused on professionalism, communication, social skills, and goal setting to prepare yourself for the next big step in your life. Folks below age 15 should focus on the “basic” training while older youth might find the “intermediate” training more appropriate. Complete the training and pass an assessment to earn 10 hours of volunteer credit! Get started here: https://research.ppld.org/workforce-readiness-training

Location(s):
  • Virtual
Hours:
varies

Volunteer Opportunities: Community

  1. Volunteer at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

  2. Using the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline.

  3. Volunteer at the Humane Society.

  4. Teen Court relies on a highly-trained corps of teen volunteers to review cases, deliver sentences, and ultimately steer juvenile defendants away from self-destructive decisions toward more productive life choices.

  5. Search by zip code or city to find volunteer opportunities in your area.